Pennsylvania - No matter how you slice it, grilled cheese has been a staple in American households, college dorm rooms, and cozy diners since the first bowl of tomato soup felt lonely.
Who Has The Best Grilled Cheese in PA?
There is absolutely nothing quite like an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich. Our staff has picked the following PA restaurants and bars that offer up some of Pennsylvania's best-grilled cheese sandwiches, holding absolutely nothing back when it comes to melted, cheesy deliciousness and decadence.
Red Skillet - Wellsboro, PA
Specializing in local craft beer, ciders, seltzers, and more. But don't forget about trying the Grilled Cheese. The must-try is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese – Made with Local Potter County Havarti cheese melted with tomato and basil pesto on our grilled focaccia, on the lunch menu. Located at 102 PA-287, Wellsboro, PA
Railroad Street Bar and Grill - Linfield, PA
Draft microbrews, gourmet burgers, and pub fare are served in a convivial setting with pinball games. Must-try here is The Government Grilled Cheese – It's made with three kinds of cheese American, cheddar, and provolone. Located at 36 Railroad St, Linfield, PA
Good Dog Bar - Philadelphia, PA
Hip bar serving craft beer and signature blue-cheese burgers on 3 pooch-themed floors. Must-try is the mustard-braised barroom grilled cheese brisket, with Emmenthaler cheese on pieces of sourdough bread with hand-cut fries. 224 South 15th Street, Philadelphia PA
The Abbey on Butler Street - Pittsburgh, PA
Trendy, spacious cafe serving espresso, craft beer, and cocktails, plus New American cuisine. Try the Pimento Cheese Melt - With pimento cheese spread, Pittsburgh dill pickles on a house sourdough bread. Located at 4635 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA
Say Cheese! Restaurant and Cheese - West Reading, PA
This artisanal cheese shop and elevated eatery is preparing American comfort food with a modern twist. Must-try is the Bacon and Tomato Grilled Cheese - With cheddar, brioche bread, skin-on fries w/malt vinegar mayo. Located at 600 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA
Mac Mart - Philadelphia PA
Mac 'n' cheese is the base of this fast-casual bowl concept with comfort food-inspired toppings. Classic Mac sandwiched between two buttery slices of Texas Toast, melted American Cheese and grilled to perfection. 104 South 18th Street, Philadelphia PA
Bier's Pub and War Streets Brewery - Pittsburgh, PA
Two barrels are used to make beers on-site at this casual, wood-filled bar with an American menu. Must-try is the Loaded Grilled Cheese – with sharp cheddar, bacon, grilled poblano peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Located at 900 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Gracie's On West Main - Leola, PA
Comfy neighborhood spot featuring homestyle American fare with a twist, along with espresso drinks. The must-try here is the Double Bacon Egg and Cheese Grilled Cheese – Grilled sourdough with American and Cheddar cheese, double smoked bacon, and Irish bacon with two eggs. Located at 264 W Main St, Leola, PA
Prophet's Melt Shop - Altoona, PA
This small melt shop is serving up unique grilled cheese combinations in Western PA. Try the Co-Jack – Made with Pearl Valley Marbled Colby Jack Cheese on Buttered Sourdough. Pairs well with our Signature Tomato Bisque. Located at 1231 11th Ave, Altoona, PA
The Charcuterie - Stroudsburg, PA
An excellent site for cured meats and cheeses, sandwiches and gastropub fare, plus wines and classic cocktails. The must-try here is the Brie Grilled Cheese – A double cream brie, granny smith apples, fig jam on a twelve-grain bread. Located at 548 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA
WHEEL Pottsville - Pottsville, PA
A Grilled Cheese Restaurant with 75 different ingredients to be added to your personal customized grilled cheese. Located at 201 W Market St in Pottsville, PA, and one in Tamaqua, PA.
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